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1 Peoria Unified Common Core Curriculum Dr. Heather Cruz, Deputy Superintendent August 27, 2013

2 Objectives  History of Common Core State Standards  Timelines  PUSD Curriculum Process  Training  A Walk Through PUSD Curriculum Resources  Instructional Minutes  Instructional Shifts  PARCC  Next Steps

3 History of Common Core  Initiative led by  Governor  State Commissioners of Education  Developed by  Teachers  Content Experts  Researchers  Full Standards Released in 2010  Adopted by Arizona SBE in 2010

4 Arizona Common Core Standards  Arizona’s Common Core Standards are designed to prepare students with the core academic knowledge and skills they need to succeed in post-secondary education and training.  Internationally benchmarked and aligned with college and workforce expectations.  Consistent explanations of what students are expected to learn kindergarten through grade 12.  Rigorous strategic grade-level goals  A focus on critical thinking, problem solving and real world application of skills  Working collaboratively across content disciplines, schools, districts, and states sharing resources and expertise

5 Timeline for Transition to ACCS Kindergarten & First Grade 2012 – 2013 Second Grade and introduce in all other grades 2013 – 2014 Full Implementation in all grades K-12 Arizona Common Core Standards

6 Timeline for Transition to PARCC Elementary SY AIMS and SAT 10 Remain in place SY 2014 – 2015 PARCC Begins for Grades 3 – 8 High School AIMS and SAT 10 Remain through SY PARCC Assessments begin in SY Graduation Requirements AIMS through SY PARCC begins SY Arizona Assessments

7 Difference Between Standards and Curriculum Standards WHAT a child needs to know and be able to do Adopted by the Arizona State Board of Education in a public meeting Curriculum HOW the child is taught including teaching materials Designed by teachers in each local district

8 Peoria Unified Process Teachers will Build Lesson plans Teachers will Build Instructional Units District Committees will Build Formative & Summative Assessments District Committees will Build District Curriculum Framework Units District Committees will Prioritize Standards District Committees will Deeply Analyze State Standards District Responsibilities Teacher responsibilities

9 Building a Common Vocabulary for Instruction Instructional Strategies/Suggestions Resources Instructional Calendar with Pacing

10 Training  – Voluntary trainings offered to certified staff  2011 – 2012  6 hours of training for all certified staff  Curriculum Writing Teams Established Approximately 65 hours of curriculum writing  2012 – 2013  8 hours of training for all certified staff  Approximately 65 hours of curriculum writing   4 hours currently  Over 300 teachers participating in summer curriculum work – Every school is represented on the committee

11 Peoria Unified Frameworks  PUSD Curriculum Resources PUSD Curriculum Resources  Curriculum Frameworks  Pacing Guides Gap Documents  Depth of Knowledge Charts  Supplemental Instructional Materials

12 ADE Recommended Minutes of Instruction is based on a 6 hour day – 360 minutes

13 PUSD Recommended Minutes of Instruction is based on a 7 hour day – 420 minutes The additional minutes beyond the core content areas are allocated to: Specials, Lunch & Recess, Primary recess, TLC for 7 th /8 th grade, Intervention. Daily Minutes for Grades 1- 4 Daily Minutes for Grades ELA (Reading & Language Arts) 150 minutes90 Mathematics90 Social Studies3045 Science3045 Total300 minutes270 minutes

14 14 Instructional Shifts - Rigor  Building knowledge through content-rich nonfiction and informational texts  Reading and writing grounded in evidence from text  Regular practice with complex text and its academic vocabulary  Focus strongly where the standards focus  Coherence: Think across grades and link major topics within grades  Rigor: Require fluency, application and deep understanding English/Language ArtsMathematics

15 Assessment Information  PARCC  The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers  Consortium of 19 states, District of Columbia and US Virgin Islands  Will measure student’s progress towards CCR from 3 rd grade through high school  Funded by Race to the Top  Will be administered via technology  Cost Estimate per Student: $29.50

16 Transition to PARCC  Grades 3-5 AIMS/PARCC Sample Item from ADE Grades 3-5 AIMS/PARCC Sample Item from ADE  Grades 6-8 AIMS/PARCC Sample Item from ADE Grades 6-8 AIMS/PARCC Sample Item from ADE

17 Assessment

18 Graduation Year Explanation 2015 Seniors must pass AIMS to graduate (retakes given as necessary). PARCC results will be unavailable to incorporate in course grades since the standards setting process will delay the return of test results Seniors must pass AIMS to graduate (retakes given as necessary). PARCC results, if available, shall be incorporated into student grades for all courses where the assessments are administered (percentage TBD) PARCC results shall be incorporated into student grades for all courses where the assessments are administered (percentage TBD) PARCC results shall be incorporated into student grades for all courses where the assessments are administered (percentage TBD) PARCC results shall be incorporated into student grades for all courses where the assessments are administered (percentage TBD).

19 Unanswered Questions  How will PARCC be administered to AZ students in 14-15?  On-line?  Paper and pencil?  What portions of PARCC will AZ implement?  Through Course Assessment  End of Course Assessment  When do we get the data back?  How does that intersect with our grading practices?

20 Next Steps – School Year  Continue professional development for teachers and administrators on ACCS  Information from SBE  Professional development on designing aligned assessments to PARCC; NVEC  Aligned resources and programming are needed  Bring together teacher groups to begin to look at resources and programming  Hope to bring a proposal to the board in February  Take feedback from teachers on PUSD Curriculum Frameworks

21 Next Steps – Summer, 2014  Make changes to PUSD Curriculum Frameworks based on teacher input  Design aligned summative assessments for curriculum frameworks  Continue professional development on ACCS and aligned resources and programming  Begin work PUSD Science Frameworks using the Next Generation Science Standards  If they have been adopted by this time

22 Next Steps – Summer, 2014  Continue work on other content area frameworks  Arts  CTE/TLC  Social Studies

23 Parent Resources  Curriculum Nights  Parent Dinners  PUPC  Parent/Teacher Conferences  Website  Insert Link here

24 Questions


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